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Snow is Expected in the Ozarks

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 tomorrow morning in much of Missouri and parts of Arkansas. Michele Skalicky reports on what we can expect...

The Springfield area received a dusting of snow overnight, but more snow is predicted for today. Andy Foster, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Springfield, tells us what we can expect...

"It looks like during the day today snowfall will be light. We'll have flurries, occasional light snow especially from late this morning to the afternoon hours in the Springfield area. The snow will be heavier off to the west and northfrom easternKansasinto northern Missouri. Now, as we get toward the mid afternoon and late afternoon hours we'll see that snow begin to increase across the area and then continue into tonight, so the bulk of our snowfall in the Springfield area will fall later today and this evening, so even though conditions may not be that bad right now, as you head back home later today, be prepared for hazardous travel conditions."

Snow accumulations of one to three inches are expected with some areas receiving four to five inches—especially north and west of Springfield.Temperatures will remain below freezing today, and Foster says the cold will stick around...

"And then we'll have an Arctic air mass infiltrate the region over the next couple of days. We'll see low temperatures by Wednesday night and Thursday night down into the single digits, so be prepared for that, and also with the windon top of that, we could see wind chill reading by tonight in the single digits and below zero as we go into Tuesday night."

He says you’ll need to be especially careful driving later today as you pick up kids from school and drive home from work.We’ll have another chance for snow next weekend as the next Arctic front comes through.